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ONE STOP SHOP SERVICE 2018.

25 YEARS IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN CHIANGMAI WITH FOREIGN

& THAI STAFF WE SPECIALIZE IN ASSISTING FOREIGNERS AND THAI

IN EVERY FACET OF BUYING PROPERTY IN THAILAND TO PROTECTION & INSURANCE

MAKING YOU FEEL AT HOME. OUR NEW APPROACH IS A SAFEGUARD

TRANSFER PROPERTY FEE

Normally shared 50-50% with the seller?? but ask first as the seller may pay all and is based on the appraised value of the property. We assist all buyers and sellers and guide the buyer

LEGAL REGISTRATION FEE

Based on the total rent payable over the lease term, and is normally shared equally between the lessor and lessee,at the start but check with the other party

SPECIFIC BUSINESS TAX:

Specific Business Tax (SBT) is paid by companies and individuals who have owned the property under five years. It is based on the official appraised value or the contracted price, whichever is highest.You may be exempt from SBT if they have used the property as their principal residence and have had their name in the household registration certificate for at least one year. 

PROPERTY TAXES THAILAND: There is a property sales tax of 0.11% of assessed value or the sale price, whichever is higher, as well as a transfer fee of 0.01% of the assessed value of the land. Also a stamp fee of 0.5% of the assessed value or the sale price - again whichever is higher.
However, there is no property sales tax if:
- The seller has owned the property for at least five years.
- The seller received the property as an inheritance.
- The seller has used the property as his primary residence for at least one year prior to the sale.

Once you have acquired the property, there are 2 different types of tax levied on property in Thailand that you need to be aware of:

Land Tax is an annual tax levied on land ownership equivalent to just a few Baht per rai. The amount is often so miniscule that in practice the body charged to collect it, rarely bothers to do so. When they do collect it, its usually after several years when the amount has accumulated. 

STAMP DUTY

Stamp Duty paid when SBT is not applicable and is based on the official appraised value or the contracted price, whichever is higher.

WITHOLDING TAX (WHT)

If the seller is a company, the WHT on the sale of the property is calculated at 1% of the official appraised value or the contracted price, whichever is higher. If the seller is an individual, the WHT is based on the individual's marginal tax rate (except that the first 100,000 baht is taxed at 5% rather than falling under the tax-free threshold) after deducting from the official appraisal price a standard deduction based on the number of years of ownership.

STRUCTURES USAGE TAX:

This only applies to properties used for commercial purposes. This is applicable at the rate of 12.5% on the actual or assessed gross rental value of the property. However, this notional value is well below the commercial market rental value.

TRANSFERRING FUNDS TO BUY PROPERTY:

Buying a house using Thai Baht, ensure that your funds are transferred to Thailand in foreign currency and converted to Thai Baht here. The receiving bank will issue a Foreign Exchange Transaction Form confirming the transaction for individual inward transfers exceeding 20,000 US$, which is one of the documents you may need in the future if you wish to repatriate funds without incurring tax penalties.

Repatriation of investment funds and repayment of overseas borrowing in foreign currency can be remitted freely upon submission of supporting evidence. The Foreign Exchange Transaction Form mentioned above, or in respect of a foreign currency loan and the loan contract. Remittance of funds without proper documentation could be regarded as income and become liable for tax and sums under $5000 are not acceptable.

LEASE, SELL TOP END PROPERTIES, FACTORIES, SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES TO RESORTS; HIGH END HOMES & LAND PLUS FACTORIES. WE CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS IF YOU BUY YOURSELF USING OUR LAW SERVICES.

NO HIDDEN COSTS TOTAL DISCRETION ----- FOREIGN PARTNERS---- IN BUSINESS OVER 25 YEARS.

A 30-year lease can be a good idea  to a freehold purchase or usufract, or a Thai company (7 PARTNERS) can be established with Thai majority shareholders. Foreigners only own 49% shares in a company with  foreigner ownership. We can assist you to make sure your company is safeguarded. Remember if you need advice ask us.

The value added tax (VAT) system, is subject to 7% tax rate. 
Producers, wholesalers, providers of services, retailers, exporters and importers are affected as with Thai companies employing foreigners. When you apply you will receive back an A4 size certificate which you frame on your Office wall. However please photocopy and use a copy because only 20% Thais pay income tax and these certificates can be copied, sold and altered. The same goes for your Company registration.

VAT is paid monthly, calculated as: Output tax - Input tax = Tax paid 
where output tax is VAT which the business collects from the purchaser when a sale is made, input tax is VAT a business pays to the seller of a goods or service which is then used in the business. If the calculation is a plus figure, the business sends the remaining tax to the Revenue Department no later than 15 days after the end of each month. If a negative balance, the business gets a refund in the form of cash or a tax credit, which must be paid the next month. Please remember foreigners who now want a work permit must file for VAT as well so therefore all companies with foreign workers with work permit are subject to register for VAT before a work permit is issued. When you pay your monthly VAT you normally receive back the receipt via registered mail. It pays also to have copies of these receipts as well as another set of books just to make sure. remember if you use electronic accounts this is not allowed. Invoice books are still used & there must be 4 copies per invoice.If you make a mistake filling out an invoice you must fold that invoice and start again.


WHO IS EXEMPT: 
1/. Exports 2/. Services provided in Thailand for persons in foreign countries 
3/. International transportation by air and sea by Thai juristic persons. Foreign juristic persons may enjoy zero percent when its country applies zero percent to Thai juristic persons operating there 
4/. Sale of goods or services to civil service or state  enterprises under foreign loan or aid schemes 
5/. Sale of goods or services to the UN and its agencies, foreign embassies and consulates 
6/. Sale of goods or services between bonded warehouses, between operators in export processing zones, or between the former and the latter. Operators whose gross earnings from the domestic sale of goods and services exceed 600,000 baht, but are less than 1,200,000 baht per year, can choose between paying a gross turnover tax of 1.5 percent or the normal VAT. However, operators paying the gross turnover tax may not offset this tax by charging VAT to their customers in any step of production. The above is now clear due to foreigners who now must be registered for VAT.


VAT Special exemptions: 
1/. Operators earning less than 600,000 baht a year 
2/.  Sale or import of agricultural products, livestock, and agricultural inputs, such as fertilizer, and feed 
3/.  Sale or import of published materials and books 
4/.  Auditing, legal services, health services plus other professional services 
5/. Cultural and religious services 
6/. Educational services 
7/. Services provided by employees under employment contracts 
8/. The sale of goods as specified by Royal Decree 
9/. Goods exempt from import duties under the Industrial Estate Authority o Thailand (IEAT) Act 
10/.Domestic transport (excluding airlines) and international transport (excluding air and sea lines). 


SPECIFIC Business Tax (SBT) 
A specific business tax of 3% is levied, in lieu of VAT, on the following: 
1/. Commercial banks and similar businesses 
2/. Insurance companies 
3/. Financial securities firms and credit financiers 
4/. Sales on the stock exchange 
5/. Sales of non-movable properties 
6/. Pawn shops. 
The SBT is computed on the monthly gross receipts at the 
following rates: 

Type of BusinessTax Rate Banking or similar business: 
finance, securities and credit finance business3%
Insurance - Life 2.5%- Insurance against loss  3%
Sale of immovable property in commercial manner for profit 3%

TAX REMITTANCE ON PROFITS: 
Remittance tax applies to profits transferred from a Thailand branch to its head office overseas rated at 10% remitted before tax, and must be paid by the remitting office of the offshore company within seven days of the date of remittance. Outward remittances for purchase of goods, certain business expenses, principal on loans to different entities and returns on capital investment, are not subject to an outward remittance tax. The tax does not apply to dividends or interest payments remitted out of Thailand by a company or partnership; these are taxed at the time of payment. Section 70 of the Revenue Code addresses income paid to foreign juristic persons. When a company or partnership incorporated under a foreign law and not carrying on business in Thailand receives “assessable income” paid either from or in Thailand, the payer is usually required to deduct income tax at a rate of 15% of the gross remittance. A flat 15 percent rate is effective on all assessable income except dividend income being 10%. 
There is no withholding tax on capital gains or on the share of profit paid to foreign investors in mutual funds, if in the SET. Remittance of funds may not be necessary in 
order to incur either the dividend or interest tax liabilities, which may be incurred by making book entries. 

PAYING TAXES ONLINE:
Taxes may be paid on-line. You will be able to make electronic payments (e-payments) for all 
categories of taxes, including income tax, following the department's launch of VAT payments, its first online service. Paying taxes online, you must apply for the service at http://www.rd.go.th . The Revenue Department will then ask to check a taxpayer's identity in person before they receive a user ID and password. But you must have an account with one of three commercial banks - Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank or Bank of 
Asia. Later the service will be extended to those with accounts with Thai Farmers Bank, Citibank and Bangkok Bank. A lack of basic computer skills of the taxpayer rather than lack of confidence in e-transaction security were reasons why this isn't popular. The Revenue Department now provides an electronic manual with step-by-step procedures.

 

 

Corporate taxpayers are also encouraged to use the online VAT payment system. If companies paid VAT on-line and were eligible for a VAT refund, they would receive it within 30 days, compared to 60 days.
 

 

Welcome to -----ChiangMai, Thailand's  foreign / Thai Real Estate company offering you real estate services all over Thailand

Want that house or condo to retire in, look no further. We help you lease, rent OR BUY houses, land, businesses or condo complexes at the price you want to spend and make sure your contract is made the way you want it. We have teamed up with a complete service advertising package & 2 top Law Offices in Bangkok & ChiangMai for the delicate work. We work throughout Thailand in from Phuket, Rayong, Pattaya, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Chiangrai & NE whatever one wishes to purchase even BOI--Board of Investment

WHAT WE OFFER :

   FREE advice line
   Company setup and complete law services
  Ongoing service that no one else provides

    House Inspection & maintenance reports

    Title searches on every sale & total honesty
    Utility setup to assist you & No hidden costs
    Total security for your household & the best of all
    Foreign consultant working with our Thai Law Office
    Bangkok- Thailand Real Estate Brokers assoc member
    Buy off us and we help you secure your property
    Secure your yellow book & assist in complete ownership

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Whether it is buying, selling, renting or leasing all kinds of properties, businesses, land and condominiums right to Commercial properties, we have something for you including our own Thai lawyer.offer full law services from ChiangMai to Bangkok to Phuket.   

 

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COMPANY INDEMNITY: Our Company does not conduct conveyancy of property sales, title searches and lease agreements as we use our Law Office to do these. If you do not have a lawyer then we can advise you & recommend one. All conveyancy procedures in Thailand should be conducted by a qualified Law Office and we do not advise you to use any of our Company staff nor others to assist you even though you feel they may cut corners for you or save you money. Our Company is not responsible other than assisting clients to purchase, sell, rent or lease & we will not be held responsible or accountable. Feel free to ring us if you have a problem & require advise about our services or you are not sure what you are signing: Ask to speak to our Manager:

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